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that. the two big changes are in civil rights and the civil rights and nba tom. so those were lasting effects. >> host: what you seem to be suggesting that the engines of change if you will buy the civil rights movement and changes taking place within the movement in the word itself so that you understand the cultural transformation, a much broader cultural transformation. you understand about power movement more so than just a movement, but the cultural transformation that takes place in the black community. you understand within the white community and you understand ultimately the culture wars if you will coming out of the ferment of the 60s, which really began in 1965. so that seems to be what is at stake of a novel. but it also seems to be what is at stake at another level is all of the political strength that we've had young just the culture wars that reaganism must be understood by 1965 in the great society. so the big players in the game of the civil rights movement and the lbj administration because they think of that as a third fact there. the great society itself. so it's a
hard on issues of immigration reform and civil rights, it's working for quality public education, kind of the full spectrum of issues of importance to our community. so that work is very important. and at the same time, building bridges beyond the jewish community is our bread and butter work, relationship building with key leaders of other communities. historically, we have worked very closely with the african american and the asian and latino communities, with other religious communities, and sought areas of common concern. we've developed coalitions on major issues such as working on the area of human trafficking, working on the area of international human rights and what has happened in darfur, working on local issues in terms of enter group tensions and issues of race relations and all of these issues have required not just the voice of one community, but our community is coming together. we are at the end of the day a fairly small community, so we build an effective coalition -- if we build an effective coalition, our potential impact is far greater. >>> so we live in a very dyna
are often tomorrow's civil rights defendants. if we simply wait for that train wreck to occur and prosecute, that's going to be like trying to cure cancer by building more hospitals. we can't do it that way. we've got to get into prevention mode. we've got to figure out strategies to prevent, we've got to empower school districts, we've got to empower parents, we've got to empower bystanders. when my daughter was bullied in 7th grade, her friends saw it, but they were paralyzed. they didn't know what to do and they did nothing. i don't begrudge thipl for that, they are wonderful kids, but they didn't have the tools to do anything about it. so we work on those issues and we work on those and our local school district was remarkable in their reaction. but in the work that we have done, ruslyn and i across the country, we have seen too many school districts, quite frankly, that have been slow to respond. and that is why we have to come together like this. that is why we have to get out of our lane and understand that we've got to make house calls. we've got to move beyond the tradition
to the u.s. attorney. we talk about fraud and identify theft and hate crimes and civil rights issue and there's one thing that comes up in absolutely every conversation that i have had with people in the district, and that was bullying. and it really, it was, it's not surprising to the people in this room, i know. it was not surprising to me but it was troubling to me that in every community that i was meeting with, this was an issue prrp violence, harassment, physical, cyber, social, children on children, this kind of behavior is so disturbing and so troubling and so heartbreaking to so many people. even in this place, even in san francisco, california and northern california, which has got to be if not the most tolerant place in the country certainly amuck the most tolerance and diverse places in the community, this is what i was hearing out in the community and it's something we wanted to get involved in. and i'm so grateful that as a result of that all of you have agreed to come together to have a conversation about this issue with us included. i can't tell you how much we a
to that. and it is about state leadership, not just looking at the civil rights laws for protection, but -- and it certainly is our job to vigorously enforce them -- but it is your job as superintendent to (inaudible) even where the federal civil rights laws don't protect you. so it's a case of taking what you are doing, what folks are doing across the country and putting those on places like stopbullying dwofl .org so we can scale those up around the country. >> recognizable face. >> (inaudible) and i'm also head of the san francisco commission on women and the lieutenant governor asked about data. actually we do have data on bullying in san francisco high schools, particularly bullying among lgbt girls. so for the first time this year we've incorporated data that kevin coggin and ilsa (inaudible) provided and their suicide rates are off the charts, lesbian girls in our district. it's actually from the cdy youth risk survey. i want to offer that as a resource to folks in this room and encourage you in this pursuit of data. >> thank you. >> my question centers around the point o
has been tried in court. is a civil rights statute. -- it is a civil rights statute. they can be a perfectly legitimate plaintiffs to bring a lawsuit, and there are a number of people who belong to disability organizations that actually, that is what their livelihood is, bringing these lawsuits. the gentleman over here, who was also a lawyer knows of at least one case involving two lawsuits. they started all neighborhoods. the target places like san francisco because this is an old city with old buildings, virtually none of which comply. we only have new construction that would be billed to 1988 compliance standards, usually. whatever kind of business you have, the building part does not enforce ada compliance. you have your architect look at the ada if you are going to make a major revision anyway. is very expensive to do that. the demand letter is a requirment for the state -- is a requirement for the state laws to be brought. for civil rights cases, you are expected to know the law and be in compliance. they do not make a demand under federal law saying they should ask you
to the civil rights act. >> this conversation is taking a nasty turn since i found out i got my tac -- facts wrong. [laughter] >> you know, you got so many other facts right in your book, i don't think you need to worry. i would like you each to talk a little bit, starting with you, marc, about the different facets and aspects of the personalities to which you were privy, in particular in your case lbj and some of the dynamics and contradictions in lbj is personality as reflected by the many voices that you have included in this book. >> well, i'm looking at in the audience. many technology to people, one of whom is harry middleton. terry was the first director of the lbj library, my predecessor, my dear friend, and so much of the scholarship about ladybird johnson comes from the work that harry did in the lbj library. the other one sitting next to him is surely a chance to work for mrs. johnson for many years into recently prevailed with the united states post office in getting a postage stamp in honors of ladybird johnson. [applause] a friend of mine and harry's ensure lease was a speechwr
the election was, well, this is really a civil rights issue and that people are using the bible to confuse the matter. and i thought, yeah, that is so true. it is true. it really is a civil rights matter. the truth is that it is a civil rights issue your story of how this happens and being forced into risky proactivity, in terms of the kind of candidate that we are voting on, keep thinking about what i said before about how the democrats are in this full throated defense of women's rights and it turned out to be really effective for them. i also think about the 2008 race. to give this incredibly moving and full throated voice to this issue that everyone had been scared to make too much of the fact that he was black. later, hillary clinton, who had not been very good about talking about the history, and i think one of the lessons that perhaps the progressives could take from a lot of these stories is that in the years that kinds of people have begun to be included, we have been very shy about making our voices on these matters heard. hopefully we'll no one notice that we are just part of it
and really the end of the world. >> i want to go back. right around this time there was the civil rights issue at the university of mississippi, and we've got a couple of tapes, one from september 30 of 162 and one from september 22. the first one obviously 292nd with ross barnett. who is he? >> he's governor the mississippi. he's in a tight spot because he's fanned the flames of segregation, thinking he's an ardent segregationist. his political base was based on that. but the crisis had forced everyone's hand, including president kennedy's. james meredith, a young african-american has decided -- and a veteran -- has decided to enroll at ole miss, the university of mississippi, and fascinatingly he was inspired to do this by listening to the inaugural address of john f. kennedy, which was an irony in this situation, because the civil rights movement was not at the top of the list of the agenda of the new frontier, as john f. kennedy came into office. he and his team were really focused on foreign policy. they cared a lot about freedom abroad. but they didn't focus as intently on the diff
's history, politics, civil rights, cuba, vietnam, the world as it is, which is a summary of all of the world's problems, and the burden and the glory -- sounds like a little bit less than eight. but the burden and the glory is about the difficulty of being president and what it's like on a daily basis to occupy this terribly difficult job. >> on october 22, 1962, where are we in the cuban missile crisis when we hear this conversation? >> we're right smack in the middle of it. that's the day he gave his speech to the nation informing americans about the crisis. he had had the luxury of almost a week of near total blackout of the news to deliberate with his top advisors. but on monday, october 22, he gave a speech to the nation. 100 million americans listened to that speech and it was one of the most listened-to speeches in the history of the presidency. that's the day of this call to eisenhower. >> here's j.f.k. talking to mr. eisenhower. >> general, what about if the soviet union, khrushchev, announces tomorrow, that if we attack cuba it's going to be nuclear war? what's your judgment as to
was born nude and public nudity is a civil right. thank you. >> thank you. next speaker. >> hi. i am tommy. i have lived in the castro for 21 years. i have been a activist for years and 61 years old and i mention that because i remember a time when there were controversies about gay men and drag queens gathering in public spaces because people were offended by gay men who were drag queens in public spaces, offended and some of the things that are said here it was said about us and i was one those were offended by. they were offended by the sight of me in woman's clothing so pardon me for not feeling sympathetic and i was the object of that when i came out and also in san francisco i remember a time when we tried to set up shelters for homeless youth in the castro and i was involved with that and people at the meetings said the same thing. they were offended by homeless queer youth. business people said it was driving away business that our youth was homeless and no one was doing anything because they had no where to go. these are the same arguments. this really bothered me and
're generalized african-americans have a history of the federal government on civil rights and winning the civil war, going back that far with lincoln believing in the federal government. latinos, people from latin countries have a great suspicion of government. >> the polli showses that latinos are actually polling closer to african-americans on that issue. ms in the campaign it wasn't just immigration on economic issues latinos are polling like african-americans. >> they did in this campaign, joy, but the republicans have a lot of opportunities to get back into this and democrats should not be cocky about this with some refashioning they can appeal to people's self-reliance. >> because they have to, john you're making you do it because you have to. politicians who have any survivalrn to in new york great support from minorities and people like that who just were by their nature attractive whereas ronald reagan because of the way he acted, almost like the guy in the country club that wouldn't let you in there's some signal he kept sending to african-americ
spirits, codify intolerance and the fact that some people are offended reduced the civil right scptsd liberties that we have here and you need to consider the slippery slope you're creating this ban. >> thank you very much. thank you for your work. next speaker. >> good morning supervisors. i am andrew thompson. born and raised in san francisco. 50 years old. i am probably older than you. >> not by much. >> okay. well, both my parents came to this country -- well, i will focus on my mother. she came with her family to escape what was happening in italy with mussolini and about the time i was born in 62 about the time that -- about the time that people were fleeing to the suburbs i asked my mother why aren't we leaving? and she said "i want my children to be raised in the city". back then i grew up in westportal. took the streetcar through the tunnel and i was going to school at seven in the morning just as the castro was winding up their evening, and saw all kinds of things that my mother may not have agreed with, but trusted in the fact that we could go through this city a
. it was thought to be the crown jewel of the civil rights movement, the one piece of legislation we could not have done without done enormous good and faces the prospect of being tossed out. it's terrible. >> what has to happen here? we talk about, you know, the idea that ok, there are some states, different parts of this voting rights act that some people in some states seem to think puts an undue burden on them. it's because of the way they behaved in the 1960's that nobody trusted them, you look at the same states in 2012 and the things they are trying to do among other states, especially these states. how important is it to protect this part of the voting rights act? nobody is saying let's get rid of the entire act. >> it's very important. these are the states that committed the crimes that kept black people from the polls by fair means and fouls did everything they could to keep black people from vote. they have a history of having done so and should expect a history of being told by the federal government that they can't do it anymore. >> chief justice john roberts talking about the role of
with is a thousand times worse than any disease that is designed to fix. >> civil rights veterans who help to create the very act that the supreme court has agreed to review know the fight has barely begun and they're sending out a call for action. >> these laws only serve one purpose to make it difficult for people to vote. >> it creates a movement similar to the 60s people must protest, organize and mobilize those who need to be mobilized. it's the only way that we're going to stop it. we must stop it. >> you know, tricia, when i hear john lewis say you have got to mobilize and you got to stop this, it means that it's not over. just because the president won it's not over. >> it's not over at all. i'm really glad you did this segment. it's really important to connect this suppression efforts. not just voteer i.d. but the suppression efforts. the limiting. early voting, the challenging of different threats and felony convictions. this strategy is extremely partisan and relies specifically on the idea of black people as criminals. in all of the place that this is having the biggest affect is implyin
on the issue of civil rights. to support us as councilmembers and the public to know, educate what are our rights. how you make your right to be heard. that's been a wonderful source of support. i will say to my colleagues, to the public, if you have any question about disability access in san francisco, call the mayor's office on disability. i cannot go without saying, it starts from the top. you have the mayor's office on disability. this is an administrative department, funded by the mayor. the mayor gets to check off on the budget. for the three mayors i've had the pleasure to work for, mayor brown, mayor newsom and now mayor lee, they make sure that we have the funds that we need to pursue disability access, that is vital. that is from the top. what we get to do as councilmembers, i'm trying to promote people stepping forward to apply as a council member in the future. we get to try to bridge some of the gaps that ms. jacobson herself did today. across the bay. she sees a need, she tries to bridge the gap. sometimes we need to be angry. that's okay. if we come with respec
box where the public by majority vote say we're believe in this conception of civil rights. it's a fundamental and very historic wonderful thing to see. there is this gaping hole in federal law. explain why it is still there and what we wanted to do about it. >> congress for many years have been dragging its feet on a very simple bill to bandies crime ban ban discriminating for being gay. we expect real progress now that president obama has been reelected in terms of an executive order that will ban the companies that profit from federal contracts. that's almost one in four jobs in america. this will be a huge step forward and we're expecting it pretty soon. >> eliot: now just so people can understand many states have passed laws that extend the rights that we're talking about. but many states have not done that, and the federal government has not done that. we still have this hole that needs to be fixed. >> there is a patchwork of civil rights law. it is not the majority of states that have on the report thing. the right thing. giving a fair shot in holding a job not involvin
with civil rights. grant was the last of the lincoln republicans. one point i make is grant was the last president, the only president between abraham lincoln and lyndon johnson who took civil-rights for african-americans seriously. after grant left office the former slaves were left to the tender mercies of the majority of the south and quickly they were shoved to the side. >> don't ask the question if you don't want bill to answer it thoroughly. >> i do accept yes and no, multiple choice questions. >> we only have three minutes and there's a serious deadline so a brief question. >> you said you want to write history or biography. when i read your benjamin franklin biography you sound like a particle american, the first to the modern in some sense. very different people speaking. , who is the first american in the sense that he or she has attitudes like we do and writing biographies and things like that between 1620, and 1770. >> i am not sure i understand the question. who is the first american? >> who would you think after early colonization would have american attitudes that we recog
of inequality. that is why it is a civil rights issue. those people need choices, but it will have an effect on the individual child and more kids will be better educated and it will have a catalytic effect on the system. so i would also say that as well. [applause] >> i would only add standards to that. i think it's important that we as a society, said very clear expectations for what it is. michael is a secretary of state, not in the sense that condoleezza rice was, but as a member of the cabinet there. the secretary of state and the united foundation for education. >> it has been an absolute pleasure to hear you. it is worth traveling across the united states. >> the ultimate compliment. >> the first time i have ever worried about you judging. [laughter] >> he made the point that national security, one of the reasons that america won the cold war is that they recognize it as a moral complex more than anything. and america realizes that they couldn't win these nations in particular. it was a precondition of winning across the globe. if you'll forgive me, but it's the same danger now. the e
: another piece of the expansion of civil rights, the subtle interaction between the supreme court and the popular opinion, the supreme court does respond to popular opinion and therefore, the four publicly embraced referenda that said we are willing -- we and our states want same-sex marriage. that affects the supreme court. >> yes. that's why -- it is an excellent point. that's why these marriage referendums that we just saw in the last election, which for the first time, gay rights advocates won -- all four marriage equality referendums the timing of that was very important because it came just before the supreme court reviewed this. obviously the court is going to look to public opinion to see whether or not the country is ready for same-sex marriage. >> eliot: it is not as though the justice of the court take polls and say 50% is for -- therefore my view of constitutional rights changes. even conservative jurists understand one's sensibility of rights changes as -- there is an evolution. >> over time, it is what
of inequality. that's why it's called a civil rights issue. they need choices. it will have them an effect on the individual child more kids will be better educate and ting will have a effect on the -- so i would say -- [inaudible] [applause] >> i would only add standards. i think it's important as we as a society set expectations for what it is we want. the secretary of state -- not sense that cobbed lee -- condoleezza rice was the in the united nations where i got educate. i look forward to hearing from you. >> thank you. >> can i say it's been an absolute pressure to hear you. it was worth traveling coach class. [laughter] [applause] >> the ultimate. >> to hear you spike. >> the first time i ever worried about you. >> us a tear i have -- [laughter] but you made the point that idea massive when you are changing things. they matter in national security. one of the reasons that america won the cold war, it recognized it was a moral conflict as much as nick else. an american realized they couldn't win the cold war and the -- [inaudible] in particular if it still had a scandal of segregation
and civil rights attorney. i got to understand how much of a be in san francisco is to the rest of the world for social justice. i spent a number of years helping to grow a small business. i got to understand the innovative spirit in san francisco. at night, i volunteered as a neighborhood leader and as feature of an affordable housing organization. i learned so much about the challenges facing our neighborhoods and the special jewels that are the urban villages we live in. i ran for office because i wanted to serve the city and protect all that is so special about san francisco. >> what lessons did you learn after campaigning for supervisor? >> san franciscans are incredibly interested in their city government, local politics, and making sure that we remain the most amazing city in the world. i learned that san franciscans during campaign read everything they are sent in the mail. they love to meet the candidates and engage in conversations with them. i learned how important it is to build bridges between different communities, particularly communities of diversity that we have. i was incre
is to walk past naked man. public nudity -- we're not fighting for a civil right. i don't want gay people to be nude in public. i don't want straight people to be nude in public, not in my neighborhood and i resent very much this is an issue whether you're a prude or a homo phobe. thanks. >> thank you. next speaker. >> my name is leonard and a resident of the castro and i am happy to have an opportunity to talk to you about the what is called nudity in the cast ro. i am a supporter of nudity. i was an art student and drawing live models since i was a teenager. i go to nude beaches both gay and straight. when i have been to nude beaches with families i find it sweet and endearing. however in the castro i don't believe it's nudity. i believe it's exhibitionism and the issue is for it to function for the exhibitionists they need to cohop without the consent of other people and to me this is not unlike -- even though i believe in the live and let live and it extends too far and when you co-op other people because they specifically do not consent to be exposed to and it's unfair. and lik
filed a lawsuit saying it violates civil rights. >>> 11th hour struggle between hostess and bakers union has failed, 18,000 workers, including several hundred in oakland stand to lose their jobs. maker of twinkies, ding-dongs and wonder bread say talks broke down yesterday without agreement. the company will head to bankruptcy court today with the intense of selling off its assets. >>> shoppers who decide to brave wal-mart stores thanksgiving night could be welcomed by other than the greeter protesters plan to picket 1,000 stores. federal labor officials don't expect to have a decision today they say the situation is complex the largest employer does not recognize an official workers' union and claims the picketing is illegal. the group says it wants to inform customers about low wages and unfair conditions for wal-mart workers. >>> we've compiled a list of stores opening thanksgiving day on abc7news.com, you can browse black friday sale ads. >> did i already give it my seal of approval? >> you did. >> okay. next, brazen theft caught on video. are your holiday packages safe? tips to prot
knowing what their civil rights are in terms of their housing. >> chair: thank you. cochair james, and program administrator -- >> i have a two-part question. one part is about the desk clerks and having someone who listen to you if you have a complaint. the complaint goes to management? they know they are trained to de escalate situation? i don't know about the training that desk clerks would have at sros. >> i think that the short answer is, that depends. a lot of nonprofit housing providers have their own training and standards to what desk clerks are trained in. yes, there are nonprofit-run sros, who have well-trained desk clerks. the vast majority are private buildings. they're not huge buildings that are very apparent. that could be 3-4 floors abouve a restaurant. that's just the person hired by the property manager, or have some sort of agreement for trade for work. and the function of that person is often to buzz people in or call 911. we are looking at raising the bar to where some of the training levels are at some of the nonprofit buildings. we have technical p
., the son of the famed civil rights leader, gave up his seat in congress after 17 years in a letter, he wrote in part, my health issues and treatment have become incompatible with service in the house of representatives. jackson has been in the hospital on and off since june for treatment of bipolar disorder, seen here while a patient at the mayo clinic. today, cook county officials are weighing options for a special election to replace jackson. >> and i think he feels that the district he represents, somebody should be there in a healthier condition than he is. >> reporter: but jackson makes striking admissions about his mistakes, talking to the justice department as they examine whether or not he used money to buy personal items, including an expensive watch. jackson writes, i am doing my best to cooperate with the investigators and accept responsibility for my mistakes. for they are my mistakes, and mine alone. jackson writes, i pray i will be remembered for what i did right. jackson's lawyers say tonight that while he is cooperating it could take months to resolve the legal issues.
by a sad spiral of illness and legal troubles. jesse jackson jr., the 47-year-old son of the famed civil rights leader gave up his seat in congress after 17 years. in a resignation letter to house speaker john boehner writing in part, "my health issues and treatment regimen have become incompatible with service in the house of representatives." jackson has been hospitalized on and off since june for treatment of bipolar disorder, seen here while a patient at the mayo clinic. cook county officials are weighing options for a special election to replace jackson. >> i think he feels that district needs somebody in a healthier position than he is to represent them. >> reporter: his letter makes some striking admissions about his own, "mistakes." jackson has been in talks with the justice department, as federal prosecutors examine whether he misused campaign money to buy personal items, including an expensive watch. jackson writes, "i am doing my best to address the situation responsibly, cooperate with the investigators and accept responsibility for my mistakes, for they are my mistakes and m
dedicated his life to public service and is lauded for his work on education, civil- rights national service, immigration, transportation, the environment, and high-tech issues. >> he is also the greatest karaoke sing their -- singer and all of congress. -- in all of congress. [applause] >> he just told me i had five minutes. what do you think of this program? [applause] it is about time. i want to thank francis and fong. i think this is the very first statewide heritage month held with the mayor of san francisco. let me say something about heritage month in san francisco and your mayor. in the old days, you remember in the old days, you remember san francisco was known for
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what they called systematic, widespread, and grave violations of civil rights. they report to torture, prison camps and public executions and urged leaders to resolve the abductions of japanese and other foreign nationals. north koreans kidnapped at least 17 japanese in the 1970s and '806s and only five returned home. the ambassador said they are a global issue. the envoy rejected the resolution and called it a fabrication based on political motivation. delegates from china and russia made it clear they rejected the conclusions of the resolution. analysts with an american satellite imagery firm have other concerns. they s a recent photo showed increase activity around a missile facility in north korea. they warn authorities could be preparing for another launch similar to the one that happened last april. digital globe released the image at the facility in the northwest. the photo was taken last friday. it shows a tents, trucks, and many fuel tanks. digital globe analysts say authorities could carry out a missile launch in the next three weeks. earlier satellite images of the facility
service and is lauded for his work on education, civil- rights national service, immigration, transportation, the environment, and high-tech issues. >> he is also the greatest karaoke sing their -- singer and all of congress. -- in all of congress. [applause] >> he just told me i had five minutes. what do you think of this program? [applause] it is about time. i want to thank francis and fong. i think this is the very first statewide heritage month held with the mayor of san francisco. let me say something about heritage month in san francisco and your mayor. in the old days, you remember san francisco was known for passing all of these anti- chinese ordinances to limit the movement, the productivity of chinese in the city. we know two things. change happens. maybe the state of california is the state of golden opportunities, where we have a chinese-american mayor of san francisco. 35 years ago, congress members passed similar resolutions in both house and the senate to formally recognize the first 10 days of may as asian-pacific heritage week. one year later, president jimmy
know, having protests from southerners who were unhappy about the civil rights. we had people who were unhappy about the war. i told chuck, i said, you to the easy way out. [laughter] you went to vietnam in 1968. when you think, all of you -- just think what happened in 1968, if you are born and then, it was a year from hell. i mean, we had the north koreans captured one of our ships. we had washington burning. you know, it was just awful. but lucinda robb was born. so that was something good about the year. >> susan, on a different scale, your father has been vindicated by history for pardoning richard nixon, but at the time there was a lot of popular blowback. overnight, his approval ratings fell from i think the 70% to below 50% certainly. what was your perspective from that time about -- did you encounter people who would mention their displeasure at that point to you? >> i did. even though i was on the third floor, my room was on the same side of the white house as hers was, and i heard the demonstrators, too. you cannot believe how thick the windows are at the white house but you
the night before president kennedy was assassinated he spoke before a room of mexican american civil rights activists making him the first president to historically court the latino vote. what can president obama do to carry the torch so to speak? >> well, absolutely. in 1960 we saw john f. kennedy not first to court latinos and it is being responsive, something as simple as listening to latino demands and later on we saw with lbj carrying forward jfk's commitment to the latino electorate in terms of civil rights, so listening and taking action. >> thank you so much. >> good day. >> and for more of victory's thoughts on this and other pressing political issues all you have to do is go to nbclatino.com. >>> a bunch of retail records broken this weekend and now it is cyber monday. americans have shopped until they dropped for the past few takes and will they shop more? plus a big week for same sex marriage with the supreme court possibly taking up the issue in marriage equality and advocates are on the march in several more states and we're going to talk with a human rights campaign which is
. >> african-americans have a history of relying on the federal government to enforce civil rights. >> absolutely. >> a lot of things the government did and winning the civil war, goes back that far with lincoln believing in the federal government. but i think latinos, a lot of people coming from latin countries have a great suspicion of government. there's not an automatic belief their the good guys. >> latinos are polling closer to african-americans on those issue. that was one of the other problems, it wasn't just immigration. on economic issues latinos are starting to pull towards arch can americans. >> democrats should not be cocky about this with some refashioning of their party they can appeal to people's values of self-reliance. >> you know why they will do it because they have to, john. you're making the point i would like to make. you do it because you have to. politicians who have survival skills learn to adapt. >> it can't be tokenism. >> the whole country remember we had rockefeller in new york who was -- we had a great support for minorities and people like that who w
out for labor and civil rights and against fascism. he died in 1967 after a long battle with huntington's disease. but his music lives on. over the next hour, we'll hear from folk singer pete seeger, the british musician billy bragg and the historian will kaufman. but first, woody guthrie, in his own words, being interviewed by the musicologist alan lomax alan lomax: what did your family do? what kind of people were they, and where did they come from? woody guthrie: well, they come in there from texas in the early day. my dad got to oklahoma right after statehood. he was the first clerk of the county court in okemah, oklahoma, after statehood, as he is known as one of them old, hard-hitting, fist-fighting democrats, you know, that run for office down there, and they used to miscount the votes all the time. so every time that my dad went to town, it was common the first question that i ask him when he come riding in on a horse that evening, i'd say, "well, how many fights did you have today?" and then he'd take me up on his knee, and he'd proceed to tell me who he is figh
in indianapolis when jim jones started people's temple. he was at the cutting edge of the civil rights movement there. he was integrating his church. he was integrating lunch counters. he was going around to hospitals and integrating hospitals, but, you know, they were drawn, again, to the message of equality. they saw him on television one sunday. they turned on the television, saw his integrated choir and this young preacher inviting people of all colors to come to his church, and, to them, it was a revelation. they end up in jonestown so through the book, i introduce you to these different people. hopefully, you become emotionally attached to them and you understand a little bit more why it was that people ended up in jonestown. you know, i think one of the hopes i have for this book is that it changes perceptions about what happens, that the people who went -- bless you -- you know, it is so easy now for people to denounce johns victims as cultists and baby killers and even a respected historical historian called them the psychotic kool-aid drinkers of jones fan. well, you know, i hope this
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